'no cold calling zone' is launched in Burnham-On-Sea
residents and police have this week stepped up their efforts to
ward off unwanted doorstep callers with the official launch of
a new 'No Cold Calling Zone'.
up by Burnham Police the latest zone is in Willis Court next to
Marine Drive after local residents requested the scheme be implemented.
zones are clearly defined areas, indicated by signs, which have
been installed to enforce the message 'no' to all uninvited sales
people," said a police spokesman.
residents have received a sticker to place on their windows/door
which states 'no uninvited sales people - police will be called'."
zones are being put in place in partnership with Burnham Police
and Trading Standards to try and prevent bogus callers and distraction-type
burglaries within vulnerable areas.
order for the zones to be successful, residents must be willing
to join forces by being vigilant and reporting anyone they feel
may be a 'bogus caller using the 101 number or, where callers are in their road, by dialling
have shown over 95% of people do not want traders knocking on
their doors and are able to contact traders directly if they need
is not designed to stop regular rounds people, people who leave
catalogues to order from, or meter readers.